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Earth Day 2023

There are so many ways to celebrate Earth Day! Make a difference for the planet at these events happening all around Sioux Falls.

Earth Day 2023

World-Wide Climate Teach-In
Hosted by: Augie Green

Thursday, April 13, 7pm - 9pm
Hamre Hall in Humanities Center, Augustana University, Sioux Falls

Join for two faculty-led panels at Augustana: Connecting our environment, our community and ourselves; and Awareness Vs Action: Finding your purpose and creating progress. There will also be a Business/Organization fair from the local area coming in to share their sustainability efforts.
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Earth Day Big Sioux River Clean-Up
Hosted by: Friends of the Big Sioux River

Saturday, April 22, 10am - noon
Falls Park / Farmers Market | Pasley Park | Cherry Rock Park | Sertoma Park | Yankton Trail Park | Legacy Park | Elmwood Park

Join Friends of the Big Sioux River and the City of Sioux Falls for the annual Earth Day River Clean-Up event in Sioux Falls on April 22nd from 10:00 AM to noon! Together, we will work to clean up the riverbank to work toward a cleaner river for us all.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a waiver and check-in. From there, we will give instructions and start picking up litter! We will provide garbage bags, disposable gloves, and bug spray. You should consider bringing sunscreen, gloves of your own if you'd like, and your own grabber (if you don't want to bend down to pick up the litter).
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Big Sioux Brew Release Party
Hosted by: Friends of the Big Sioux River

Saturday, April 22, noon - 3pm
Remedy Brewing Company, 401 E 8th St Ste 120, Sioux Falls

In honor of Earth Day, FBSR is partnering with Remedy Brewing Company to create another batch of Big Sioux Brew - beer brewed from purified Big Sioux River surface water. Join FBSR for the official launch of the 2023 Big Sioux Brew on April 22nd!
Come grab a glass of this delightful German Pilsner and sample a delicious cheese pairing from local dairy farms, courtesy of Midwest Dairy. FBSR will be at the launch party to chat about the brewing process and current efforts to protect and restore the Big Sioux River Watershed.
Learn more and see how the Big Sioux Brew is made at

Party for the Planet
Hosted by: Great Plains Zoo and Butterfly House & Aquarium

Saturday, April 22, 10am - noon
Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls

Spring Into Action with your GPZoo April 22 and help us continue to care for our planet! We'll be joining a city-wide river cleanup - and having plenty of conservation-focused fun at the zoo!
People who want to come and clean up at the zoo can check in near the Admissions window. They will get a bracelet and cleanup supplies. We will also distribute cleanup kits, so volunteers can continue to beautify the community after this day.
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Good Earth Day
Hosted by: Good Earth State Park

Saturday, April 22, 10am - 2pm
Good Earth State Park

This is a service project day for groups to come out and help with outdoor park projects. Trail cleanup, landscaping, playground improvements, Lake Alvin work - a full list of projects will be available. Meet at the visitor center. This come and go event is great for all ages! Park License is Required.
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